Yun-Tai C, Yu-Liang C, Fu-Yang K, Lun-Chien L (2019) Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into Health Care of Elderly-A Short Review. J Geriatr Med Gerontol 5:060.


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SHORT REVIEW | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2469-5858/1510060

Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into Health Care of Elderly-A Short Review

Yun-Tai Chen1, Yu-Liang Chen1, Fu-Yang Ko2 and Lun-Chien Lo1,3,4,5*

1Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan

2National Union of Chinese Medical Doctor's Association, Taiwan

3School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

4Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

5Formosa Association of Clinical Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) emphasizes the combination of: The physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and environmental aspects. These aspects encourage human beings to live in harmony with the rhythm of nature. We believe these principles match with up the ideas of holistic care, and the characteristics of TCM therapies are much gentler and safer for the elderly. Nowadays, significant evidence supports the effectiveness and safety of TCM for seniors' health care. In this short review, we shall provide some brief illustrations for healthcare professionals to understand some of TCM's concepts for Geriatrics.